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      General Screening Tests for New-born

      newborn baby masthead

      General Screening Tests for New-born

      Recommended for

      To screen for

      Screening Test

      Screening frequency

      New-borns aged

      0-4 weeks old

      Hearing loss



      Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase(G6PD) deficiency

      Screen with umbilical cord blood


      Inborn Errors of Metabolism(IEM)

      Metabolism screen with Tandem Mass Spectrometry(TMS)


      Primary hypothyroidism

      Thyroid Function Test(TFT)


      * Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) - Babies with birth weight <1500g/ Very premature babies (with gestational age < 32 weeks)/ Babies on prolonged oxygen therapy use) - ROP screen – as advised by doctor.



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